How does COPACT make decisions about legislative issues?
Members of the COPACT Board meet as a group once per month and stay up to date via email in between meetings. We go over proposed legislation and legislative concepts and we address mental health policy issues. On our team we have LPCs and LMFTs who are interested in politics and mental health. Some have legislative experience. All have the passion to care about how political decisions affect the lives of Oregonians with mental health and addiction issues. Together we develop a strategy to address whatever issue comes up. We rely on our lobbyists to guide us through the thicket of political activity in Salem. Whenever COPACT wants to take a position on a bill or ballot measure, or to pass a bill of our own, we always get an approval from the leadership of ORCA and OAMFT first.